The Dovecot at Montofoli Wine Estate is a unique, stone-built villa. On the ruins of an ancient Roman bath, a dovecot was built in the early 19th century; later a baker and auxiliary buildings were added. Today the villa represents a landmark of the estates’ heritage.
The Dovecot is a magnificent villa representative of the elegance of another era. The entrance hall leads to the master bedroom and to a typical Cycladic staircase which leads up to the impressive second bedroom/loft. The residence has a functional kitchen, 2 bathrooms, an ample living room and a spacious veranda. The house can accommodate up to 4 people in comfort plus one or two guests on the sofa-bed in the living room.
A large hall introduces you to the residence; there is a master bedroom on the entrance level with plenty of natural light and frame-like view from the patio doors. The Cycladic staircase leads you up to the impressive second bedroom/loft. This room was the actual ‘dovecot’, where doves used to be bred, back in the 1900s. This is a unique feature scarcely found elsewhere in accommodation settings. The house has a fully equipped kitchen overlooking the terrace and 2 spacious bathrooms. The ample living room overlooks the front veranda. Inside the house you will notice the wooden-beam ceilings, which support large slabs of Karystian stones. The house floor is clad with the famous white Penteli marble, as are the kitchen-counters and the two spacious bathrooms. The Dovecot provides a sense of grandeur and the villa is carefully decorated with rare pieces of antique and modern art. The romantic villa is overflowing with history and tradition that enchants its guests. It’s a unique place for memorable moments with family and loved ones.
Facilities – Amenities
The villa is fully furnished to achieve modern style and comfort. It is fully Air-Conditioned and is equipped with a flat-panel LCD-TV, a stereo system, full set of cooking utensils, dishes, solar panel water heater, electrical appliances (fridge, oven, espresso coffee machine, dishwasher), a washing machine and an open fireplace in the living room. There is also a safe for your valuables and internet access with free Wi-Fi. The guests can use an outdoor BBQ. Extra towels and linens are provided. House cleaning and bed-linen changing are offered weekly or upon request with an extra charge.
The villa is founded on a privileged location in the estate. You will find big eucalyptus trees in the back and citrus trees on the side garden. Geraniums and climbing bougainvillea decorate the facade of the house. The long front veranda is ideal as an all-day living space during the summer, with panoramic view to the sea, where guests can enjoy their meals or get together. The main veranda below, offers a spacious outdoor living room with large comfortable pillows, forming a private corner for relaxation under the shadow of the mulberries trees.
After you have explored the town of Karystos, the region’s many attractions and the coastlines’ sunny beaches, retreat to the comfort of your peaceful villa for some quiet rest and relaxation.
The outdoor Swimming Pool lies in the citrus grove terrace, above the vineyard and has an amazing, unrestricted view of Karystos bay. The Pool is shared between the tenants of the estates’ villas.
Sun loungers and umbrellas, an outside shower, a spacious shaded pergola, a countertop with marble sink and a refrigerator are available to all guests. The pool offers an area for enjoyment, but also relaxation, making it ideal for your dream vacation.